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Can onions permanently damage your eyes?

Can onions permanently damage your eyes?

No: There has not been any case report of permanent eye enjory due to exposure to onion. ...Read more

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Could whites of eyes turn permanently red?

Could whites of eyes turn permanently red?

No: They can become chronically red from various irritations or diseases but after treatment they usually recover. Blind traumatic eyes can sometimes look red all the time but they must be treated also because that is a danger sign for the good eye. ...Read more

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How can I stop my eyes from watering around onions?

Block the gas: Unstable chemicals are released and irritate the eye, causing reflexive tearing, thus do things to minimize this. Wear goggles, use a fan, cool them, presoak them, cut them sharply, etc. ...Read more

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I've heard about coolaser which removes dark circles from under the eyes in under 15 minutes permanently. However, what are the other options?

Covermark: I have recommended covermark cosmetic cream for many years. Laser on the eye lids is a little risky and the results are a bit unpredictable. Suggest you go to macys or some other cosmetic department for cosmetic considerations. ...Read more

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Eyes are still blurry from using zylet no improvement what so ever . I'm afraid it has damaged my eyesight. Permanently i gotta go to work and i can't?

Eyes are still blurry from using zylet no improvement what so ever . I'm afraid it has damaged my eyesight. Permanently i gotta go to work and i can't?

Need followup: You're being treated with a antibiotic-steroid preparation for some type of eye disorder (?). If, after a rather short period of treatment, there is no improvement or worsening, you must call your eye doc and return for follow up exam. Eye diseases can be very serious and can affect vision permanently. Your question does not inform me for what you're being treated. Call asap! ...Read more

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Any proven method for cutting onions without teary eyes?

Any proven method for cutting onions without teary eyes?

Ventilation : Proper ventilation will help. Either turn on the fan, and or if possible open up a window for the onion fumes to get out. ...Read more

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Docs, wanted to know if I can get ride of dry eyes permanently somehow?

Docs, wanted to know if I can get ride of dry eyes permanently somehow?

Not really: Dry eyes is typically a chronic condition with no permanent cure. However, there are many treatments available for dry eye to reduce the symptoms and prevent it from getting worse, including artificial tears, Restasis drops, tear duct plugs and other treatments. Get a consult to see what options are best for you. The treatments are needed on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Can wearing contacts stop your eyes from getting watery when chopping onions?

Yes: The lenses can block the vapors from contacting your corneas. I have heard from patients after lasik that they noticed a big change when chopping onions since they are no longer wearing contacts. ...Read more

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Can visine permanently damage the eyes? If I have a bad reaction to visine, could my eyes become permanently damaged?

Can visine permanently damage the eyes? If I have a bad reaction to visine, could my eyes become permanently damaged?

Hello, Is : Hello, is is very unlikely you would get permanent damage from any ingredients from an over the counter eyedrop. Make sure that the bottle is not contaminated though - see your eye doctor to make sure you don't have an infection or toxic keratopathy or conjunctivitis (inflammation of the eye surface). You didn't specify the type of visine drop you used - but make sure you avoid it in the future and use preservative free eye drops. Hope you feel better soon! sincerely, irina ganelis, M.D. Los angeles eye institute http://losangeleseyeinstitute.Com. ...Read more

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I used to drink a lot. Lets face it. I was a alcoholic for 12 years. Would that cause the white of my eyes to be permanently discolored ?

I used to drink a lot. Lets face it. I was a alcoholic for 12 years. Would that cause the white of my eyes to be permanently discolored ?

Perhaps: You should see an internist to evaluate your liver. Elevated bilirubin produced by a sick liver can cause the eyes to appear yellow. ...Read more